Sat 13th - Sun 14th May 2023
Dumbarton Rock was a mighty stronghold in the Dark Ages. Waters swirl around the base of the volcanic rock, which rises almost vertical into the sky. From its twin peaks – White Tower Crag and the Beak – you can see for many miles. The Rock was besieged several times. The assault by Viking kings Olaf and Ivar of Dublin in 870 was by far the worst. The pair carried off slaves and looted treasure in 200 longships following a four-month siege. This weekend the Vikings are not holding anyone hostage instead sharing their skills and crafts.
Dumbarton Castle,Castle Rd, Dumbarton G82 1JJ